The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the body, and with a number of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and other soft tissues in play, a variety of conditions can develop that can lead to sensitivity, pain, and even loss of function. When it comes to getting fast and effective care, your integrated wellness is only as good as your medical team, and that’s why there’s no better choice for knee pain treatments than Atlanta Medical Clinic.
Notes on Knee Pain
After back pain, knee pain is one of the most common complaints by patients seeking medical care. In fact, knee pain reports are on the rise, and this is in part due to a couple of important factors. Not only is one of the largest generational populations reaching a mature age with years of wear and tear on joints, but increasing incidences of obesity are putting four times the forces of body weight on knee joints, impacting both immediate and long-term function and resiliency.
What Knee Pain Treatments are Available and Effective?
Causes of knee pain include injuries, sprain, strain, tendinitis, factors like obesity, and also issues like improper biomechanics (the way your body moves). Your medical team will be able to determine the best course of treatment based on determining an accurate diagnosis, and effective results can be expected when the knee pain treatment works on the source of the problem:
- Viscosupplementation (Covered by most insurances) In the knee joint, a thick liquid called “synovial fluid” lubricates the moving parts and provides cushioning, but it begins to decline and degrade with age, leading to pain. Viscosupplementation is a simple injection of an all-natural substitute, and it is proven to prolong the function of the joint and eliminate pain.
- Active and passive physical therapy for the surrounding soft tissue
Since no injury happens in isolation, we incorporate supportive physical therapy for a “full body” approach to your health and healing.
- Low force chiropractic adjustments to promote balance
Many instances of knee pain are a result of compensation in the body above or below the joint. Through gentle, targeted joint and soft tissue manipulation, our doctors are able to help your body find better alignment and balance for less pain.
- A custom brace to support the knee
While targeted therapies help build strength in and around the joint, it can be especially beneficial to use custom support bracing to stabilize the joint.
Trust Your Health and Wellness to the Best
Which activities feel the most stressful on your knees? What are you doing to find relief? When at-home methods to ease knee pain are no longer relieving the strain, it’s time to seek the help of a team with decades of experience and expertise. The professionals at Atlanta Medical Clinic bring integrity to three main tenets of effective care; accurate diagnosis, a balanced approach with medical interventions, and specific therapies geared at improving quality of life and joint function. Call today for an appointment; you have nothing to lose but the pain!